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Red Felt (Clybourn Heritage Collection) by Goose Island
American Amber / Red Ale
6.00 % ABV


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Review by joe1510 on 02/20/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 2 9 15 4 8 2010
64oz Growler
$15.00
Goose Island-Clybourn

The second beer on my last legs to 300. Red Felt pours a slightly chill hazed dirty copper with amber highlights when backlit. A one finger dirty white head formed on the pour and fell to a skim coat with a thick collar. Left nice sheet lacing down the glass.

Caramel and lightly toasted malts start things off and fade slightly as the hops come around. Bitter grapefruit and a floral hoppiness take over and push the malt aside. A leafy hoppiness shows up on the backend.

Flavor is right on with the aroma although a little more pronounced. The balance seems to lean toward the hoppiness but the caramel and graininess is no slouch either.

Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation is on the tame side of the spectrum and leaves the beer feeling creamy.

Good sessionable beer even at 6%. I'm drinking this while watching the football and they go very well together.

A good quality hoppy red ale from Goose Island. I really enjoy hoppy reds but don't see them often enough. Had on tap at the brewpub along with the Stilton Burger. What an excellent combination.

Reviewed: 10/28/07

Price: $15.00 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Lum on 11/04/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 9 18 4 8 0
Thanks to TATTORSO for this one!
After the pour a really vibrant amber colored Ale fills the pint glass - clear as a crisp May morning. Two fingers of plush, almost meringue-like head rises to it's apex - and just remains with incredible staying power. The french-vanilla colored head does slowly begin it's retreat, leaving islands of froth and thick sheets of lacing on the inner walls of the glass. Leering into the depths, one can clearly see ample amounts of carbonation migrating ever upward...

Aroma is very sweet. Caramel malts - yup. Notes of toffee and vanilla as well - these round out the spicy segment of this. Good and grainy - warm biscuits excite the nose. Small hints at some citrus - blood grapefruit and a squeeze or two of tangerine for a hop presence...

Taste is very true to the nose. The sweet nature of this leads the way - caramel and toffee. A quick segue into more of a hop bitterness than I was expecting - good and citrusy - grapefruit pith and orange zest, along with a good amount of resiny pine sap. Just a quickly this rolls into a sleepy stroll into the kitchen on a frosty spring morning... the aroma of freshly baked biscuits grabbing you by your nostrils... yum. On the finish, more of a grainy presence, rounded out again by the sweet malts with more caramel and toffee. More malt forward in balance.

Moderate in body. Smooth, crisp yet slightly slick mouthfeel... not quite "velvet", but still nicely smooth (make sense?). Dry-ish towards and throughout the finish. Carbonation is slightly lacking, but good.

I completely dig this Amber! Clean, crisp, refreshing, fairly complex for the style - hell yeah. This would make one hell of a session beer - I wish it was more available to an outstanding lover of beer such as myself... OK, enough self pimping... even if I am magnificent...
Get some of this - you won't be disappointed!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 04/03/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2009
Thanks to Dave for giving me the opportunity to try this beer. Glad to be able to try a Goose Island beer I haven’t had before. This is a bomber from the Clybourn Heritage Collection.

Into my Bruery tulip glass.
Red Felt pours a reddish amber color with a good inch of foam. The head slowly trickles down back into the beer leaving some soapy lacing on the sides. Even after 5 minutes or so there is a third of an inch of foam on the beer. Great looking beer.

First I’m greeted with a mixture of toast and caramel malts with hints of chocolate in the background. Slightly nutty malt aromas mid-way and mix very well with the chocolate notes and toast making it seem like a piece of bread or toasted biscuit is in my glass. I can detect hints of citrus in the back, sweet orange and a tad of grapefruit. This beer seems mostly on the malty side, which is typical for the style. More multi-grain bread aromas and dry toast. Maybe a tad too much chocolate malts for the style. A little more floral hop aroma comes through as I take a couple of sips.

With the first sip most of the flavor seemed to be in the back of the tongue…Toast, bread crumbs, caramel, bits of chocolate and a lingering citrus (orange and lemon) bitterness in the end. I’m getting a lot of dry toast and some brown sugar too. Well balance of malt and hop bitterness/flavor. There’s also a little bit of alcohol near the finish, 6% abv. Very clean finish, then after the swallow there is some toast, nuts, caramel, chocolate and a bit of hops in the aftertaste.

Medium-high carbonation, prickly on the tongue but that’s due to the beer being quite cold, the label suggest drinking this one at 40°. Extremely easy to drink even with the malty flavors there is enough bitterness and dryness in the end that prepares the palate for the next sip in no time. Not going to get too much body from this beer, but a little more than a Pale Ale, as it should be.

Served In: Pint Glass

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